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Required Procedures for the Sanitization and Disposal of Export Controlled Data and Technology

Does your company have a policy for safe disposal of your depreciated computers, cellular phones, PDA’s and other data storage devices that contain sensitive export controlled data? The purpose of this blog post is to take a moment to remind all of you that The Department of Commerce requires all hard drives and electronic devices that store export controlled data be thoroughly sanitized prior to disposal, transfer, or resale. What does sanitized mean? Well, the detailed guidelines for proper sanitization can be found in Special Publication 800-88 Revision 1 authored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce (NIST). Publication 800-88 Revision 1 […]